California CCW Requirements

You must meet five basic requirements to be eligible for a California CCW Permit:

  • Be of good moral character
  • Have a good cause to justify a CCW Permit
  • Have completed an approved firearm training class
  • Meet specific residential requirements for the county in which you file for the permit. (You are a resident of the county or your place of work is in the county)
  • Minimum age of 18

Reasons that may make a person ineligible for a California CCW permit include:

  • A felony conviction or specific types of misdemeanors on your record
  • Drug addiction
  • Being diagnosed as mentally ill